September 28: Ryan Adams live at Northstar Bar 2000 (free music)

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This is a great show a couple of weeks after the release of Heartbreaker, Adams plays most of the album and some other favorites. He doesn’t talk much but delivers a good concert.

“Ryan doesn’t mind if live recordings make it up on sites as long as no money is changing hands, you know he allows anyone to plug into the board and record. Keep it fun and free and I think we are all ok with it.” as quoted from the co-webmaster of a Ryan Adam’s fan site. Quote was from Ryan Adams’ management.

Stream or download:

Here is a download link (via Archive.org)

– Hallgeir

September 25: Ryan Adams released Gold in 2001

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“All the songs had to work completely and honestly by themselves on acoustic guitar or on piano. If they didn’t, they weren’t worth putting on the record.”
~Ryan Adams (about ‘Gold’)

“[Gold is] me not buying my own bullshit for two seconds.”
~Ryan Adams

New York, New York:

From Wikipedia:

Released September 25, 2001
Recorded The Sound Factory
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Rock, alternative country
Length 70:26
Label Lost Highway
Producer Ethan Johns

 

Gold is the second studio album by Ryan Adams, released September 25, 2001 on Lost Highway Records. The album remains Adams’ best-selling album, certifying gold in the UK and going on to sell 364,000 copies in the U.S. and 812,000 worldwide. Adams noted that “with Gold, I was trying to prove something to myself. I wanted to invent a modern classic.”

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6 good videos September 2016

Darling West. Foto: André Løyning
Darling West. Foto: André Løyning (borrowed from their web page)

 

We’ve collected some of the best new videos out in “web-land” (and some old that we thing will be worth your time) mid September 2016, enjoy!

It’s a true joy digging up these videos and it is a series (if not very regular).

Here are the first collections: Feb 2016 Part1, Feb 2016 Part 2, March 2016

Let’s start with a very nice clip of Robert Ellis.

Robert Ellis – “Drivin” from his latest album, Robert Ellis, released in June (This clip is from The Bluegrass Situation):

We will also give a big shout-out to Darling West, they recently released a wonderful album.

From their website:
Darling West was formed when the couple Mari and Tor Egil Kreken decided that the best way to get to spend some quality time together, was to create a common band project. They asked musical soul mate and guitar player extraordinaire Kjetil Steensnæs to join them, and Darling West was complete.

Their highly anticipated second album “Vinyl and a Heartache” was released on August 26th.

Darling West – A Nobody’s Song:

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September 5: Ryan Adams released Heartbreaker in 2000

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“On Heartbreaker, I had to sing those songs. I drank the way I did those songs. I ate the way I did those songs. I communicated the way I did those songs”
~Ryan Adams – Spin Dec 2003

“I don’t know if Heartbreaker was influential as a record so much as the idea of it. There weren’t a lot of people out there doing that kind of thing. That’s all. But it was a terrible price to pay because I’ve never lived it down. I don’t regard that record as great art. I’m not even sure I put the right songs on the record. There are a lot of tracks that didn’t make it which with hindsight should have been on there.”
~Ryan Adams – Uncut Jan 2004

 

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